Scent of a Baker Reviews
See more reviews at my Fragrance Blog at www.MistressofScents.com
Aromas from the kitchen, scent from the boudoir, flowers from the garden: fragrances everywhere....As a baker girl/chef, it is no surprise that I am seduced by scent. In addition to working with fragrance and flavors in the bakery and kitchen, I also dabble in candle making, personal and custom perfumes, and hand milled soaps as well as home fashioned incense and potpourri. I am happy to share what I also sleuth out in the way of the best in special and unique scents (in toiletries, perfumes, aromatherapy oils, soaps, cosmetics, and incense) for my BetterBaking.com visitors. Sometimes, I stray to related niceties, such as books on the subject, or chimes, and other softer-side-of-lifestyle products. Here is where you will my reviews and special discoveries on scent, perfumes, soaps, candles, home fragrance, cosmetics, even men's scents, and sometimes a recipe or two for potpourri, homemade cologne, vanilla or lavender sleep pillows. Scent of a Baker is an oasis for your senses. You can also check out more of my fragrance reviews at http://www.mistressofscents.com/
Karein Joncas Cosmetics
Yves Rocher: Vanille Noire
Victoria by Swiss Army Victorinox
Babe Perfume Review
Cheri Milaney Perfumes
Perfume Review Avon, Little Red Dress
May 2016 Great Gifts and Products for Spring
Perfume Review : Marina de Bourbon
Gold Canyon Candles and More
Vanilla Smoke by Mandy Aftel
Vanilla & Gourmands Perfumes
Perfume Review: Estee Lauder: Aerin Lilac Path
Perfume Review: White Linen, Estee Lauder
Perfume Review: Unconditional Love & Falling In Love, Philosophy
Perfume Profile: Oriens, Van Cleef and Arpels
Perfume Review: Womanity by Thierry Mugler
Perfume Review: Summer Essence, David Yurman
Perfume Review: Eau de Musc Narcisco Rodriguez
Perfume Profile: Estee Lauder Sensuous Nude
Marcy Goldman Wheat Siren Perfume Oil
Perfume Review: Jean Piguet Baghari and Fracas
Perfume Profile: Clean, Skin
Perfume Review: Narcisco Rodriguez
Perfume Profile: Angel Perfume, Thierry Mugler
Perfume Profile: Jean Paul Gaultier
Perfume Profile: Guerlain
Cosmetics, Moisturizers, Lipsticks, Powders....and Pretty Things
Candles, Fragrant Oils, Essential Oils, Soaps, Aromatherapy Supplies
Hair Stuff, Treatments, Coloring, Shampoo, Etc.
Pixie Glass Works Perfume Vials
Home Ambiance Scents, Incense, Sachets, Potpourri and More
One Woman's Journey in Perfumes
Babe Perfume Review
Babe is Back!
Top Notes: Lavender, Aldehydes, Hyacinth, Lily
Middle Notes: Rose, Orris, Ylang, Violet
Base Notes: Solar accord, sandalwood, moss, ambrette
What we now call a vintage perfume is for many of us (circa baby boomers) the scent of our youth or the ascent of our young adulthood. That fragrance is encapsulated in the relaunch of iconic Babe perfume.
Originally launched in 1976 by Faberge, Babe was intended to capture strength in femininity, a certain assertion, happy boldness, sportiness and a sexy, can-do persona. Babe was all about beauty, the new ‘career’ woman, active and engaged but always up for romance. Actress Margaux Hemmingway was one spokeswoman and later on, aerobic guru Kathy Smith did the honors. Babe was discontinued in 1992 but happily relaunched in 2015. As with all notes of the original formula faithfully preserved. This was capably done by the illustrious perfumer company Givaudan.
A quote from the company behind Babe,
After lengthy research we were fortunate enough to find the original ingredients from the public records and from collectors of the original perfume. This gave us the assurance that we could recreate the original Babe perfume. We employed the renowned French perfumer, Givaudan to develop the perfume, working with this information in their highly specialised laboratories to create numerous samples for the fans to test and eventually approve.
(Babe’s composition purports to have 118 different essences, aside from the main ones indicated above).
Babe is a startling perfume at first whiff, almost outrageous - especially if you’re just beginning to exit the world of sweet gourmands (Flower Bomb, La Vie Est Belle, Angel) or were brought up on light white florals. But then it settles in and suddenly you are in an oddly warm and cuddly forest of greens, moss, florals and an anchoring of sandalwood and sweetness of honey. The silage and longevity are excellent.
I think Babe is sexy for 2017 as it was in 1977 but this time, the sexiness is not a façade but the perfume and the woman that wear it are not just a veneer or Madison Avenue ad campaign but an ‘earned’ earthy, contemporary fragrance that is age-proof. (Plus you don’t have to be an 80’s career woman to wear it; start-up gals and millennials and boomers wanting a fragrant trip down memory lane will adore this revival.
For more on scent, enjoy my other features:
- Colonial Candle - July 2012
- More Perfumes for 2008 - December 2008
- Scent of a Baker Holiday 2005 Round Up - December 2005 - Bake It Forward, Gift Baking Issue
- Best in Scent For the Holidays - December 2003 - The Sugar and Spice Issue
- Scents on the home front - scented possibilities are all around... - July 2003 - Memories of Summer Music Camp or Baking to Birdland
- Perfume Profile: Love, Chloe
- Perfume Profile: Estee Lauder Sensuous Nude
- Scent of a Baker, Valentine's Day Special Edition
- Perfume Review: Summer Essence, David Yurman
- Best in Girlie Girl Stuff, Make Up etc.
- Vanilla Perfumes Feature
- Hair Stuff, Treatments, Coloring, Shampoo, Etc.
- Cosmetics, Moisturizers, Lipsticks, Powders....and Pretty Things
- Perfume Profile: Elizabeth Arden
- Perfume Review: Narciso Rodriguez
- Perfume Review: Youth Dew, Estee Lauder
- Perfumes and Fragrances
- Avon Perfume Review Little Red Dress
- Home Ambiance Scents, Incense, Sachets, Potpourri and More
- Lotions and Treatments